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About Vifam7

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  1. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    I'd agree that a S-3 replacement is sorely needed. But the F-35s should be able handle the fleet defense mission if necessary. It's AESA radar and sensors networked with AEGIS is likely to be better in situational awareness than anything the navy had before in terms of fleet defense. F-35Cs are expected to have a 1100km combat radius and Super Hornets are expected to get conformal fuels which should bring the combat radius on par with the retired Tomcat.
  2. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    Plus, there's no current need for a fleet defender. The Cold War is over and the navy doesn't have to worry about waves of Soviet Backfire or Badger bombers firing AS-4 Kitchen or AS-6 Kingfish missiles at carrier battle groups.
  3. Made multiple purchase and all arrived exactly as pictured and described. 

    Thank you!

  4. Calibre Wings 1/72 diecast VF-1

    Calibre Wings' 1/72 scale diecast F-14 Tomcats have superb detail. I have 2 in my collection and they are head and shoulders above other diecast model manufacturers of the Tomcat. The head guy at Calibre is supposedly a stickler for accuracy so I'm excited for this.
  5. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    Ah~ Ok, so it's not seen or needed in cruiser mode. Thanks!
  6. Arcadia SDF-1 Movie version 1/3000 reissue

    Anyone know where this piece goes? It fell out of the plastic bag containing the main body. Looked all over but can't figure out where it goes.
  7. Actually these F-14s from Calibre Wings are from China. The issues that Jenius mentions aren't that bad. Yes, the pylons come off rather easily but it's easily dealt with. Just a bit of Elmer's glue will help. There are some fragile areas and fiddly pieces but this is generally typical for diecast aircraft models that are aiming for high accuracy and detail. As the review mentions - keep in mind that these are meant for display. Not for play. As display pieces, these models are absolutely superb.
  8. Aircraft Super Thread Mk.VII

    What airline did you take? Also, what airport did you fly in/out of?
  9. Whats next for Arcadia?

    I just have to wonder from where Tenjin is getting inspiration for these anniversary schemes. The real life aerobatic team colors and JASDF anniversary liveries are far more appealing.
  10. 1/72 F-14 Tomcat Vampires XF Decals.

    I'm not seeing your image but HLJ has a decal set for VX-9 Vampires. https://hlj.com/product/MDKDC-5
  11. 1/48+fp's, 1/60+fp's, 1/72, 1/2k, 1/3k,1/100 and now 1/144

    That's not a squadron. It's not even an infantry squad. In military terms, it'd just be a 4-ship flight or infantry fireteam.
  12. Toy Galaxy is at times a nostalgia channel. It seems they'll cover whatever 1980's cartoon and toys when they feel like it. In other words, the timing, of when the channel covers a certain past cartoon series and its related toys doesn't really matter. I mean, just a few weeks ago, they covered Centurions. Personally, I enjoy the channel. I don't really care to research stuff like Centurions, Sectaurs, or Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, but I do remember them from my childhood so brief and light content like what Toy Galaxy provides is nice for when I need entertainment while eating lunch.
  13. Calibre wings robotech

    I love my J-type Tomcat.
  14. Calibre wings robotech

    My order for the "Fokker S type" and "Hikaru J type" Tomcats arrived today from BBTS.
  15. Question on decaling Hasegawa VF-1J Millia

    Unfortunately, I've already started painting the parts red. At this point I might consider going for a black trim rather than white. It'd no longer be Millia's ship but oh well. Thanks for the help though. Next time I'll do it right.